Here, via Tennviews, is a foretaste of a nibble of what would be in store for a nominated Obama:
At his press conference this morning in Chicago before heading back out on the campaign trail, Obama said:The Republicans should be taken at their word when they say that they promise to make things worse on Obama than the Clinton campaign has. And yet, Obama's hardcore supporters seem to cultivate profound animus for Clinton even as they proclaim to overcome political divisions in the expectation that Republican voters will inevitably fall in line with them. They are in for a rude awakening should Obama be the Dem nominee.
I have to just respond by saying that the Clinton research operation is about as good as anybody's out there. I assure you that having engaged in a contest against them for the last year that they've pulled out all the stops.
To which RNC spokesman Alex Conant responded thusly:
With all due respect to the Clinton 'machine', should Barack Obama win the nomination, I'm sure Republicans will have plenty of arguments to level against the Senate's "most liberal" member.
UPDATE: Whoever the Democratic nominee is would do well to heed Jimmy Malone's "Chicago Way":